Inside ‘Cake Book’
Corraini Edizioni only publishes carefully chosen books through specially selected bookshops.
More than simply a publishing house, Corraini is a workshop open to Italian and international artists, illustrators and designers: a sort of space where tailor-made books and projects see the light, books full of creativity and fantasy.
These are artists books for children…
In Martí Guixé’s ‘Cake Book‘, desserts are round, cylindrical, multilayered, squashed, chocolate, strawberry, a thousand flavours for you to colour!
See more titles below and visit our online shop for even more books and children’s art materials – good strong coloured paints, kits of crayons and felts, rolls of mixed paper and lots more…
Come and see a roomful of glorious local landscapes by Kumar Saraff. Kumar studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won several awards and prizes, including the David Murray travel scholarship for landscape painting and a silver medal for excellence in painting.
You can also see new displays by some of our regular artists. Stunning new handmade, hand stitched jewellery by Amanda Caines, watercolours by Steve Brockett and slip-decorated earthenware by Dylan Bowen.
This year we are taking part in the Crickhowell Open Studios & Galleries event over the May bank holiday weekend. Come and join us on Saturday from 9.15am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm and Monday 10am-4pm…
Hopefully the sun will shine and we will be outside with our bunting, musicians, home-made cake and elderflower cordial. Come inside and see our current exhibition Everything Familiar Up Close.
On Sunday, listen to jigs and reels played live by Hairpin Bend. Fiddles, mandolin, guitar, whistle, flute, mandola and harmonicas create beautiful, evocative Irish traditional music.
Elizabeth Barnett – Town I & Town II – acrylic on canvas
Elizabeth Barnett – Setting Sail & Book of Noxious Weeds – acrylic on canvas
Our next exhibition has just opened…
Everything Familiar Up Close A chance to see work by Australian illustrator, printmaker and textile artist, Elizabeth Barnett.
Showing alongside are decorative handbuilt ceramics by Kilkenny Workshop maker, Andrew Ludick
…& coming very soon, a brand new collection of hand-made jewellery by one of our regular artists, Amanda Caines.
Visit our exhibition page for more details…
Make a child’s flower garland for your Easter celebrations, our version of an Easter bonnet.
Simple to make from Crepe Paper, ribbons and wire. We have everything you need including rolls and rolls of beautiful ribbons in our shop.
Decorate a goose, duck or hen’s egg using pen, ink, acrylic, gouache, collage and even gold leaf. See below for some of our very unique artists decorated goose eggs and find out what they used.
Advice freely given.
All materials are available on our online shop.
Handmade textile & vintage button card by Jessie Chorley. Earthenware beaker & beech leaf side plate by James Burnett-Stuart
Ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart. Lino block print & watercolour by Robert Macdonald, our current exhibition
A Mother’s love is…
…special, nurturing, enduring, brave, fearless, supportive and protective – a guiding light.
A cupboard full of domestic ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart…
‘I like the way pots enter our lives stealthily, benignly, and exert their quiet influence. As companions, offering beauty, comfort, practical service, sensuous experience all in a modest almost subliminal way. This is the beauty of pottery – that it lives side by side with us not calling for attention, and not provoking self-consciousness. But allowing, as it were by slow release, discoveries of depth and detail.
This is why I would always make mugs, cups, drinking vessels generally. Of all pots the cup is the one we have the most intimate relation with. We raise it to our lips, we cradle it, we wash it, several times a day. We have favourites. We cast our eye over their shelved ranks. We select or reject them according to our mood or according to some inward inclination we are hardly aware of.’
‘Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence‘ Vincent van Gogh
‘I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street’ W H Auden
Valentine’s day collections – cards, postcards, ribbons, strings, little wrapped gifts & small works of art…
…a piece of exquisite, hand-stitched jewellery by Amanda Caines, a book of Welsh poetry, a hand-thrown cup by James Burnett-Stuart (‘Of all pots the cup is the one we have the most intimate relation with. We raise it to our lips, we cradle it, we wash it. Daily, several times a day. We have favourites.’), a hand painted bead necklace by Louise Brosnan RCA, a small box of pink, violet & orange Unison soft pastels, a Kaweco fountain pen, design from 1935 (a friendship for generations), a pocket Moleskine Japanese Concertina sketchbook, a limited edition metal box of Conte a Paris sketching crayons, a John Derian ‘Love’ badge… be romantic.